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Michael Sargent Left Darden to Redeploy in Afghanistan, and Returned a Hero | UVA Today
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Michael Sargent Left Darden to Redeploy in Afghanistan, and Returned a Hero | UVA Today

few months into his second deployment in Afghanistan in 2015 – which interrupted his studies at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Michael Sargent found himself trapped by Taliban insurgents in a dark, muddy compound in the country’s tumultuous Helmand province.

Sargent’s Special Forces team – an elite Army special operations unit nicknamed the “Green Berets” – led commando operations with Afghan counterparts, typically serving as guides and consultants as the U.S. military scaled down its operations in the country. The events of this particular evening, however, compelled Sargent and the rest of his team to take a very active role.

Source: Michael Sargent Left Darden to Redeploy in Afghanistan, and Returned a Hero | UVA Today